Growing Beyond Earth provides a uniquely effective mechanism for delivering NASA Science content, data, experiments, and expertise to middle and high school classrooms. Through GBE, teachers and students learn about NASA Science research and conduct complementary experiments using analog hardware that matches the capabilities of the Veggie habitat on ISS. The experiments, designed in coordination with NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD), include tests of new plant varieties and growing techniques. With experiments currently in progress in more than 400 middle and high schools across the country, GBE provides a steady stream of valuable data to NASA scientists who are developing technologies for growing food crops for long-duration missions into deep space. In the project’s seventh year, more than 40,000 middle and high school students and their teachers nationwide have contributed hundreds of thousands of data points and tested 180 varieties of edible plants for NASA.